Earlier this week, ESPN's Keith Law released his Top 100 MLB Prospects for the 2014 season. The list is comprised of some players who are projected to be called up this season, and some a couple of years down the road. Seeing as how this is a Philadelphia sports blog, I checked the list for which players on the list were representing the Phillies' farm system. I can honestly say I was not shocked to see that there were only 3 players from Philadelphia's farm system on the list, with none ranked in the top 40. I will review the players on the list shortly, but I must address the situation RAJ has brought upon this team.
Dragons Hold On To Defeat Pride
Wednesday night's 77-74 win over Hofstra was monumental for the Dragons in getting back to the top of the CAA standings. 2-4 in the CAA and a 10-9 record overall, it was important that the Dragons win and avoid going into panic mode. Hofstra may not be one of the better teams in the country, but they aren't exactly a cupcake either.
The Sixers challenged the Celtics in Boston Wednesday in the battle for the bottom of the Atlantic division. The first of four matchups between these teams would go down to the buzzer. It would take a buzzer-beater from Evan Turner (his second of the season) for the Sixers(15-31) to claim the victory, 95-94.
Four Temple players finished in double figures, as the Owls snapped the programs longest losing streak since 1975-76 with a win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 88-82. The win was the first for the Owls in the 2014 calendar year and marked their first home win since a December 4 triumph over Saint Joseph's.
Langston Galloway scored 12 points, but none more important than the three that came with just 1.6 seconds remaining. The senior guard banked in a shot from beyond the arc in the closing seconds to give Saint Joseph’s a 60-57 win over a talented Dayton squad Wednesday night.
The Flyers Are Gonna Be Alright!
Through one way or another I got the best seats I've ever had at a Flyers game tonight, as referenced by the pic to the left (or if you're on the mobile version of our site I dunno where the pic might be). And what a game it was to attend! This team was leaving a sour taste in all our mouths after their 4 game losing streak this past week and they really needed this one to keep the fans' hopes up. They delivered with force though, to the tune of 5-0 shutout victory over the Red Wings. There was a bit of worry in the Flyers community after Scott Hartnell wore a walking boot to the Flyers Wives Carnival this weekend, but he proved he is healthier than ever in the first half of the game tonight.
James Bell finished with 16 points, including a big three-pointer with 3:31 remaining in the game to stretch the Villanova lead to five, as the ninth-ranked Wildcats held on to beat Georgetown 65-60.
The Wildcats trekked down to Washington DC, as they visited Big East foe Georgetown. Unable to put much distance between themselves and the Hoyas at any point, Villanova was able to narrowly pull out the road win in the end to improve to 18-2 overall and 7-1 in the Big East.
Sixers Drop 3rd Straight at Home
The Sixers played the last game of their 3 game homestand against the Suns Monday night. The contest marked the second of two meeting between the two teams, with the Suns winning at home earlier this season. The 76ers (14-31) would fall behind early and never hold to the lead in their 3rd straight loss at home. This tanking plan is really starting to come together.
The Union have officially acquired midfielder Maurice Edu from Stoke City FC on a one-year loan with an option to purchase.
Edu is a former number one overall selection in the MLS Superdraft, returning to the league after a six-year stint overseas.
The 27-year-old midfielder definitely boosts the Union's lineup, as he comes to the squad with 45 U.S. Men's National Team caps in his career.
Coming into this season, we were told that the rookie class would be one of the worst since the 2000 class, when Kenyon Martin was selected 1st overall. There were zero projected future perennial all stars and most guys seemed to be projected to be out of the NBA within three years. The most sure prospect, Nerlens Noel, tore his ACL that college season and there were quite a few others with red flags as well. So in a draft where there were only a handful of players deemed fit to be an NBA starter, how did the 76ers wind up with two of the five best players in it (MCW, Trey Burke, Victor Oladipo, Noel, and Giannis Ante-however you spell his last name)?
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!